Labor Unrest In Naga, Cebu


The supervisors and rank-and-file unions in the SPC Power Corp. are trying to bite more than what they could chew with their recent filing of notices to strike using ridiculously non-strike issues.

The supervisors union for instance complained of unfair labor practice and cited the management position of equal sharing of the cost of food and drinks during collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations.

The rank-and-file union, on the other hand, want their proposed CBA draft adopted in toto. Non-negotiable kuno. Because of this position, they declared a deadlock in the negotiations after 14 sessions with the management representatives.

Coming from employees who earn basic salaries ranging from P30,000 to P70,000 a month, the two unions are giving the labor movement a negative image in Metro Cebu. They have no moral ascendancy for threatening a strike that will cause brownouts in Metro Cebu with such issues as justifications.

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